Students across the state of Texas participated in the STAAR/EOC state assessments this spring. Federal and state laws require that all students participate in summative assessments in grades 3 -8 and in specific high school courses. Your child’s STAAR score provides you with assurance that your child is prepared to enter the next grade level through the student’s mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a given course and determines college and career readiness at the high school level. Finally, the results provide educators and administrators with uniform information about where to focus resources and instruction to meet the needs of each student - especially in the core subjects being taught for the following school year.
This year, the STAAR/EOC was redesigned to better align with classroom instruction and to allow students to better demonstrate their learning. Due to the redesign, reporting of final test results for the spring STAAR assessments will take a bit longer this year because educators from across the state will meet to provide their expert opinions on the passing scores for the redesigned assessments prior to Texas Education Agency (TEA) providing results to districts and families. STAAR results will be available on a later timeline this year with complete results available at the start of the 2023-2024 school year in August 2023.
For students who participated in STAAR for grades 3-8:
April & May STAAR results are expected to be available in the state's online Family Portal on August 16, 2023. Your student’s last year's scores will show if you access the Family Portal prior to this date. 3rd-grade students will not show any scores if you try to access the portal early.
For students who participated in STAAR EOC English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and/or U.S. History:
April & May STAAR EOC preliminary results are expected to be available in the state's online Family Portal on June 30, 2023, with complete final results available on August 11, 2023. Your student’s last year's scores will show if you access the Family Portal prior to this date.
For Emergent Bilingual students (English Learners):
TELPAS results are expected to be available in the state's online Family Portal on July 5, 2023. Your student’s last year's scores will show if you access the Family Portal prior to this date.
Parent STAAR/EOC Resources for additional information:
Family Portal - Your child's Unique Access Code is provided in Skyward Family Access under the Texas Assessment tile. The code is labeled PAC ID. This video demonstrates how to find the code in Skyward Family Access.
Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education.
STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. It was implemented in the spring of 2012 and includes annual assessments for:
- reading language arts and mathematics grades 3-8
- science grades 5 and 8
- social studies grade 8
- end-of-course (EOC) assessments, English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History.
Information about STAAR:
- Texas Education Agency Website for Students and Families
- STAAR Practice Tests - Access for students (and others) to the online practice tests.
- STAAR Redesign Videos from ESC Region XIII
- Calendar for STAAR Testing - contact the campus for testing windows
If you have questions - please email Kathy Burbank at email@example.com
Lake Travis ISD Matters Podcast: STAAR (April 11, 2023)
In this episode of Lake Travis ISD Matters, we discuss the newly redesigned STAAR, how the changes affect our students, and highlight resources available to parents. Our guest is Kathy Burbank, LTISD Director Accountability.